Paris Public Library now has microfilm of the Paris Beacon-News from 1955 through 2014. The Beacon News gave 132 reels of 1955-1987 microfilm to the library on March 12.
With this generous gift, virtually the entire run of the Beacon and its predecessors is available for searching within the county. Edgar County Genealogical Library owns 1895 through 1954 and 1955 onward is here at the public library.
The board and staff of Paris Public Library thanks the Beacon News, publisher Beth Durreman, and former Beacon owner Ned Jenison, who suggested the gift.
Our new Book Club will meet in the library's Gibson Room at 5pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning in April. The group has chosen a wide variety of books to read and discuss in the coming months. Everyone is welcome. All you have to do is read the book and come to the discussion.
April 16, 5pm
Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
May 21, 5pm
Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
June 18, 5pm
A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
July 16, 5pm
American Sniper, by Chris Kyle
August 20, 5pm
Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me . . ., by Dave Burchett
September 17, 5pm
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
October 15, 5pm
Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
Some of the titles are recent and popular so if you plan to request a copy you may want to place a hold early.
Paris Public Library's supply of paper forms is limited this year. Federal 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ and Illinois IL-1040 forms are on the spinner rack near the main desk. Library staff will print other forms from the Internet at no charge, but we have to charge to print instructions.
Libraries in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program were notified that they would receive only 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. The IRS did not ship instruction booklets to libraries.
Illinois tax forms are posted at Illinois Department of Revenue or may be ordered on the 24-hour Forms Order Line 1-800-356-6302. If you live in Illinois, but work in Indiana, visit Indiana Department of Revenue for their nonresident tax form, too.
Spring storyhour begins March 4 and continues through April 22. There will be no storyhour on April 8, coinciding with the schools' spring break.
Storyhour is a weekly program of stories, songs, and simple crafts for children ages 3, 4, and 5. It meets on Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11:15.
If your child attended the Fall storyhour sessions, he or she is already registered for the spring sessions. If your child didn't attend the fall storyhours, please call 463-3950 to sign up.